SOLD FOR: $1,284.99
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1 Garand
Serial Number: 2475291
Year of Manufacture: January, 1944 (page 186 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th edition) Barrel Date: August, 1953
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Semi Auto, En Bloc Clip Fed
Markings: There is no visible import mark.
Receiver: “U.S. RIFLE / CAL. .30 M1 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 2475291”
Trigger Group: “D28290-6-SA” – A Springfield part (page 90 of Joe Poyer’s M1 GARAND 1936 to 1957, 6th edition).
Trigger Guard: C-46025-3-SA (page 92)
Hammer: “C46008-3 SA”– A Springfield part (page 98).
Safety: “C46015-6SA” – A Springfield part (page 104).
Follower: “12”– A Springfield part (page 83).
Receiver Leg: “0 9 0 diamond” and “D 28291 32” –Correct for serial number (page 29).
Op Rod: “D35382 SA” – A Springfield part (page 71).
Barrel: “SA 6535448”, “8 53”, “MD 35”, “P”, “M” and with An Ordnance Department “crossed cannons” stamping – A Springfield part (pages 61-63).
Bolt: “D28287-12SA / S-11 diamond” – A Springfield part (page 53).
The stock is described below.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective wings. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture sight set between two protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT arrow” twice and “DRC” near the center. The elevation knob is marked from “2-12” in increments of two and “NI C” on the edge.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The bottom of the grip is marked with a “circled P” proof. The left side of the stock is marked with a Springfield Armory Rebuild stamp, “SA in a box”, above the trigger.
The oil stained hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, a stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The wood shows a few scrapes & scratches that have been olied over. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine Plus to Excellent overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original to Rebuild
Bore Condition: The grooves are dark and the rifling is deep. There erosion in the grooves. The bore shows an M.E. of -1.5 (negative1.5). The throat shows a T.E. of 5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel & gas tube show scrapes, scratches and oil residue. The receiver & bottom metal show various light scrapes. The metal shows some discoloration from oxidation. The screw heads show light use. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This WWII Springfield Armory M1 Garand rifle was originally made back in 1944. At some point in its history it was Arsenal Rebuilt at Springfield Armory using a 1953 dated Springfield barrel and all Springfield parts. This is a quality rifle with a nice finish on the metal and beautiful & wood. It will add to your collection and should be fun to shoot. Good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle is curio and relic eligible and can be transferred/sold in California.